At the Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris on Friday, July 17, Antiguan & Barbudan sprinter Daniel Bailey ran with the fastest man on earth to beat our national 100 metre record for the fourth time in less than two months.
Bailey?s second came in 9.91 seconds to Jamaican Usain Bolts? 9.79 seconds in the IAAF Golden League Areva Meeting.
In the July 10 Golden Gala Meet in Rome, a false start may have thwarted Bailey?s efforts to make another impressive showing. However at the end of the meet, Bailey still did well placing 4th with a national record-breaking time of 9.97 seconds.
During the previous week on July 3, in Oslo in the IAAF Golden League Bislett Games, Bailey was barely edged out in a photo finish by former world record holder and one of the top five 100m runners of all times, Jamaican Asafa Powell. Both clocked the same time of 10.07 seconds.
On June 14, in the first leg of the Golden League, the DKB-ISTAF Meeting in Berlin, Germany, Bailey clocked a first in the 100 metres with a time of 10.03 seconds.
The second place finisher, Simeon Wiliamson from Britain, crossed the line in a distant 10.13 seconds.
Earlier in the year in Bel